Who is Deborah Henson-Conant and ...
is that really a harp???
Deborah Henson-Conant ("DHC") is best known as the woman who took a harp, shrank it down, strapped it on and plugged it in. She tours with her one-woman-show, and as a soloist with symphonies and is known as a showman, entertainer and solid musician who’s been compared to musical greats from Leonard Bernstein to Elvis Presley.
Her voice is compared to Carly Simon and Joan Baez; her playing to Chuck Berry and Jimi Hendrix; and her humor to musical comedian Victor Borge and even Eddie Izzard.
She's a GRAMMY©-Nominated composer and performer. She plays an instrument that was invented for her. She uses a looper pedal to layer sounds in real time and then weaves solos and vocals above it. She bends notes like a blues player. She strums the harp like a flamenco guitar.
Legendary "Tonight Show" trumpeter Doc Severinsen calls her the "Wild Woman of the Harp," iconic rock guitarist Steve Vai says she's the "Jimi Hendrix of the Harp." See her once and you'll never look at a harp the same way again.
She's toured with the Boston Pops, opened for Ray Charles at Tanglewood, jammed onstage with Bobby McFerrin and offstage with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.She’s been featured on television shows from Charlie Rose to Joan Rivers and "The View" and in two full-length PBS music specials.
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